The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st, 2015.
Uncork For A Cause: Matt and Leslee Holliday are hosting this special event to benefit Siteman Cancer Center and to raise awareness about colon cancer prevention and to support cancer research at Siteman. The event will serve as the release party for Holliday Red Lager, a limited-edition beer brewed specially for Matt by the Schlafly team. All attendees will enjoy an enticing culinary menu prepared by Schlafly Executive Chef Andy White, a large selection of Schlafly’s award-winning beer including their beloved Pale Ale and Kolsch, wine and an auction packed with Cardinals gear, local and national sports items and wine lots from many of California’s elite producers. Tickets, are $75 for general admission and $225 for VIP.
Date: May 28
Place: Schlafly Tap Room – 2100 Locust St
TEDx St. Louis Women: The theme is Momentum. The result is a truly global conversation — from San Francisco to São Paulo to Seoul — celebrating inventors and designers, thinkers and makers, local problem-solvers and global leaders. Our event, TEDxStLouisWomen, will celebrate the meaningful impact women are making here in St. Louis and across the globe. There will be a dynamic speaker lineup of influential thought leaders from across the country in areas of business, art, technology and entrepreneurship, including: Evy Poumpouras-CFE Consultant and Former U.S. Secret Service, Jade Simmons-World-renowned Concert Pianist, Ginger Hardage-Senior V.P Culture & Communications for Southwest Airlines Co, and many more.
Date: May 28
Place: Union Station – 1820 Market St
Renaissance Faire: This long-standing event brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance! This weekend’s theme is Wine Chocolate & Romance. There will be Mass Vow Renewals, a Fudge Fling, Newlywed Game, Couple Balloon Toss, Longest Kiss Competition, costume Contest, Grape Stomp, and Woo Your Mate. It is also Deaf Awareness Weekend. Enjoy Free Wine Tastings in addition to the annual entertainment: armoured jousting, shop for unique crafts as our artisans demonstrate period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking. Delight in comedy, music, magic, and more on nine stages of non-stop entertainment! Feast on delicious food and drink from the far reaches of the globe, and interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and characters of ages past. Children will love the petting zoo, games, and daily free activities. Adults will enjoy beer, wine, and mead at our three thematic pubs! Additional daily packages include: pub crawl, happy hour, and romantic rendezvous.
Date: May 16 – June 14
Time: 10am – 6pm
Place: Rotary Park – 2577 West Meyer Rd
Shakespeare Festival: The annual festival is in full swing. A free, outdoor festival that has become a premier attraction for St. Louis. This year’s featured production is Antony & Cleopatra. The Green Show, starting at 6:30pm features musicians, jugglers, artisans and an intro to the show’s characters and plots. There will also be backstage tours, and family art activities. Festival admission is free, however reserved seating can be purchased. Concessions are available nightly, and communal dining, with a four-course menu by Bixby’s will be offered on select evenings.
Date: May 22 – June 14
Time: Nightly (except Tuesdays) at 8pm. Green Shows at 6:30pm
Place: Forest Park- Shakespeare Glen-Fine Arts Dr
John Mellencamp: Grammy-winning musician, John Mellencamp, has touched the heart and souls of music listeners and influenced American Culture with enduring songs including: Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good, Pink Houses, ROCK in the USA. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. A man with a conscience, he used his visibility and influence to advocate an issue that hit close to home and became one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms. The Farm Aid concerts have raised over $45 million to promote a resilient family farm system of agriculture. Tickets start at $42.50. There is a Diamond VIP package, which includes: a top price reserved ticket in the First 10 Rows, a limited edition, silkscreened John Mellencamp Tour Poster, an exclusive John Mellencamp VIP Gift (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers), and Commemorative John Mellencamp VIP Tour Laminate.
Date: May 29
Place; Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St
We Heart STL Best of the City Celebration: ALIVE Magazine is hosting the We Heart STL Best of the City Celebration Presented by Bud Select, in Downtown St. Louis at the Old Post Office Plaza. This annual awards presentation highlights everything we love about St. Louis in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, culture and more. Dance to live music from The Free Years and DJ European Soccer, nosh on delicious tastes from Hiro Asian Kitchen, Clementine’s Ice Cream, Pi Pizzeria, and Three Sixty in the Bud Select Tasting Lounge, shop from 10 local vendors, enjoy our open bar featuring Cruzan Rum, smile for the photo booth, and look forward to an array of other surprises. Tickets are $15.
Date: May 29
Place: Old Post Office Plaza – 9th & Locust
Cardinals vs Dodgers: The Cards come home this weekend to play the LA Dodgers on home turf. With a great season so far, we are excited for another win. The Cardinals have been offering some great promotional item giveaways this year. This weekend marks the “Kick-Off To Summer” weekend. Fans can look forward to a Whitey Herzog Garden Gnome presented by Edward Jones for the first 25,000 fans age 16 and over on Friday night and an Ozzie Smith Bobblehead on Saturday. Also, Sunday is Kids Sports Socks day. All kids age 15 and under will receive a pair of Cardinals Elite socks.
Date: May 29-31
Time: Fri: 7:15pm, Sat: 6:15pm, Sun: 1:15pm
Place: Busch Stadium
CWEA House & Garden: The Central West End House & Garden Tour is one of the city’s oldest and most distinctive tours. The annual event, a self-guided tour, showcases the private streets and mansions in the Central West End, a National Register Historic District. The 2015 House and Garden Tour will feature seven homes and multiple gardens of the private street of Pershing Place. The opening night preview party is a great opportunity to experience the House & Garden Tour in a more intimate setting. The evening includes a party hosted in one of the homes on the tour with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and special gift. Tickets prices: Opening Night Preview Party – $75 per person, Weekend House Tour (Advance Tickets) – $22, Weekend House Tour (Day of Tickets) – $25.
Date: May 29-31
Time: Fri: 6-9pm, Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun: 12-4pm
Place: Pershing Place neighborhood, Central West End
Indihop: This is a unique event showcasing two of St. Louis’ most eclectic neighborhoods. Tickets are $25 and include: a tasting glass, event booklet, shuttle transportation between the Grove and Cherokee Street and the opportunity to taste up to 50 of St. Louis’ finest local independently brewed beers. Participating businesses in both neighborhoods will provide a unique beer for your sampling quest. As you travel from venue to venue, enjoy entertainment by an assortment of live musicians, artists and street performers. Bands include: Hobosexuals, River Kittens, Cree Rider, Mark Pagano, Fresh Heir Beth Bombara, and more.
Date: May 30
Place: Cherokee St and The Grove
Backyard BBQ Bash: Exit 6 & Rack House West Winery present a bbq cook-off. Teams will compete by grilling the best pork steaks they can (Amateur chefs only). Watch their grilling technique and cheer on your team. Special guest judges will score and award our winners. The prize is a Cruzin Cooler, Judging will take place at 3pm. Denver Wade Trent will be performing live from Noon to 3pm. Ozark Revival will take the stage from 4-7pm. Exit 6 will be serving up their brews and other great craft beers. The Rack House West Winery will be pouring wine and specialty bourbon cocktails! Plan on eating lunch and/or dinner with us. We’ll be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, pork steaks and more!
Date: May 30
Place: 5055 North Hwy N, Cottleville
Lost in Space Star Wars: The STL Symphony takes you on a cosmic adventure for the whole family to distant galaxies performing music inspired by outer space. Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi leads the orchestra in a newly released suite to John Williams’ score from the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as selections from Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. Arrive early for your family to take a selfie with Storm Troopers and other favorite characters from Star Wars! Tickets start at $35.
Date: May 31
Place: 718 N Grand Blvd